|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1863|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1942|
Brackbill. - Susan, widow of Levi H. Brackbill, who preceded her in death 21 years ago, was born Nov. 16, 1863, near Paradise, Pa.; died Sept. 7, 1942, at the home of her son (Benj. R.), following an illness of five months; aged 78y. 9m. 21d. She was a daughter of the late Benj. and Lydia Ranck, and a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her cheerful disposition has been an inspiration to us always, and we can look forward some day to meet her on that beautiful shore. She is survived by these children: Benj. R. and Anna (wife of Walter R. Denlinger), both of Paradise; Parke R. of Lancaster; and Elsie of Berks Co. A daughter (Bertha, wife of Christian Metzler) preceded her in death 12 years ago. She is also survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister (Jacob and John Ranck and Cora, wife of Isaac Barge, of Strasburg, and Amos Ranck of New Jersey. Twelve grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral serv-ices were held at the home Sept. 11, conducted by Bro. Abram Martin, with further services at Paradise Mennonite Church by Bros. Mar-tin Hershey and Parke Book. Texts, Psa. 23 and Psa. 116:15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us
As you always were before." --The Family.
Bertha Mae Brackbill Metzler (1886 - 1930)*
Paradise Mennonite Cemetery
Paradise (Lancaster County)
Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24275011